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Health News - Cholesterol

Does 'good cholesterol' really protect heart health?
It has been generally accepted that high levels of 'good cholesterol' protect the heart. But new research questions this, urging specialists to reassess. (Medical News Today)

Is it true that 'healthy obesity' boosts death risk?
New research questions whether metabolically healthy obesity — obesity without diabetes, hypertension, or high cholesterol — actually increases mortality. (Medical News Today)

Gene editing shown to lower cholesterol in monkeys
In a first-of-its kind study, genome editing is proven to reduce 'bad' cholesterol in large animals. The findings pave the way for human clinical trials. (Medical News Today)

What to know about reduced blood flow to the brain
The brain requires constant blood flow for it to function correctly. Not getting enough blood flow to the brain could be a sign of a vertebrobasilar circulatory disorder. Symptoms can include slurred speech and dizziness. Learn more about the symptoms and causes of vertebrobasilar circulatory disorders here. (Medical News Today)

Is drinking ginger water good for health?
Ginger is a well-known traditional remedy for treating a variety of health conditions, such as pain and nausea. Drinking ginger water is a convenient way of consuming ginger for its potential health benefits. Here, we examine the possible benefits and risks of ginger water, as well as how to make it at home. (Medical News Today)

Six health benefits of safflower oil
Safflower oil is a healthful source of fatty acids in the diet. Research suggests that safflower oil is a heart-healthy choice that may have a range of health benefits, including when used in cooking or on the skin. In this article, we look at six benefits of safflower oil and how it may be useful for weight loss. (Medical News Today)

How does cheese affect cholesterol levels?
Most types of cheese are high in cholesterol and saturated fat. Studies provide conflicting information about the relationship between cheese and blood cholesterol levels. Here, learn more about how cheese may affect a person's cholesterol levels, and which types of cheese are best for a person with high cholesterol. (Medical News Today)

These four foods are proven to lower your cholesterol
A new analysis shows that the so-called Portfolio diet — which consists of four main food components — reduces cholesterol and cardiovascular risk. (Medical News Today)

How are liver function and cholesterol production linked?
The liver has many roles, one being to make cholesterol while another is to remove excess amounts. Healthy cholesterol levels are essential for the liver to function correctly. When the liver has too much cholesterol, there are several things people can do. Learn more about the liver and cholesterol here. (Medical News Today)

Is butter good or bad for cholesterol?
Many people believe that butter is bad for their cholesterol levels because it is high in cholesterol. However, some research suggests that dietary cholesterol does not directly cause high blood cholesterol. It is still best to limit butter in the diet as it contains lots of saturated fat. Learn more in this article. (Medical News Today)

What to know about non-fasting triglyceride tests
Triglyceride tests measure the levels of triglycerides in the blood. Concentrations of these fats or lipids in the blood increase after a meal, so fasting triglyceride tests are common. But non-fasting tests may be just as accurate and helpful. Learn more about triglycerides, what they do, and the tests for them here. (Medical News Today)

What are the health benefits of balsamic vinegar?
Balsamic vinegar is a food cupboard staple in many kitchens. It can be used on roasted vegetables, salads, and as a marinade. In this article, we look at the many health benefits of balsamic vinegar, including reducing blood sugar, lowering cholesterol, and aiding weight loss. We also cover the possible risks. (Medical News Today)

Dyslipidemia: Everything you need to know
Blood lipids are fatty substances, such as triglycerides and cholesterol. When a person's levels are too high or low, they have dyslipidemia. It can be caused by genetic conditions or lifestyle factors, such as consuming too many foods high in saturated fats. Learn more about symptoms and how dyslipidemia is treated. (Medical News Today)

Cholesterol found to play a role in Alzheimer's
According to the latest study, cholesterol plays a role in the formation of plaques in Alzheimer's disease. The findings open new avenues for drug design. (Medical News Today)

What is serum cholesterol?
Serum cholesterol is a measurement of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, which is considered good, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, which is considered bad, and triglycerides. A person's serum cholesterol level can help to determine whether they should change their diet or lifestyle. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What is the difference between HDL and LDL cholesterol?
The body needs cholesterol, but too much bad cholesterol can be harmful and is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. In this article, learn about the difference between HDL and LDL — “good” and “bad” — cholesterol, as well as how they are measured. What steps can you take to lower LDL and increase HDL? (Medical News Today)

'Good' cholesterol tied to higher infectious disease risk
High-density lipoprotein cholesterol is known to play a role in the health of the heart. Now, researchers suggest it could also affect the immune response. (Medical News Today)

A noisy workplace might affect your heart
Occupational noise is an important health hazard linked to a heightened risk of hearing loss. It can also endanger the heart, finds a new study. (Medical News Today)

Cholesterol deposits in the eyes: Symptoms and treatment
Cholesterol can deposit around the eyes and form fatty, yellow lumps. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for cholesterol deposits here. (Medical News Today)

Is it possible to unclog your arteries?
Prevention is the best treatment for clogged arteries. Learn about causes, prevention, treatment, and risk factors for plaque buildup and atherosclerosis. (Medical News Today)

High cholesterol in late life may mean better brain health
Having cholesterol higher than it was in midlife was linked to lower risk of marked cognitive decline in those aged 85–94, compared with those aged 75–84. (Medical News Today)

The 10 best apps to lower cholesterol
High cholesterol levels can result in severe health conditions such as heart disease. So, we have conducted some research and selected the best apps to help you lower your cholesterol. (Medical News Today)

Cholesterol-removing gene may prevent heart disease
Researchers have discovered that a gene once believed to be 'useless' actually helps to remove excess cholesterol from the blood vessels. (Medical News Today)

How does high cholesterol cause cancer? Study sheds light
Researchers have discovered a cell mechanism in which cholesterol influences the proliferation of stem cells and the growth of intestinal tumors in mice. (Medical News Today)

All you need to know about egg yolk
A look at egg yolk, the yellow part of the egg. Included is detail on the benefits of eating the yolks, as well as how they compare to the whites. (Medical News Today)

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